[Jenkins-infra] Using Rollbar.com JS error reporting in Blue Ocean plugin

R. Tyler Croy tyler at monkeypox.org
Fri Jun 24 04:04:34 UTC 2016

(replies inline)

On Wed, 22 Jun 2016, James Dumay wrote:

> Hi all,
> The Blue Ocean plugin is very JavaScript heavy and is prone to problems
> that we can only see on the web client.
> We want to use Rollbar.com to collect, collate and report web client
> errors. It is one of the most common tools that help solve this problem.
> There is a PR in review that will add this to every Blue Ocean plugin
> screen https://github.com/jenkinsci/blueocean-plugin/pull/286
> I got in touch with Daniel Steuernol from Rollbar and asked him if it would
> be suitable for use in OSS. He replied saying:
> *Hey there, absolutely that would be great, we do have an option that where
> you can turn the project on rollbar to be a public project. We don't have a
> formal process around this yet, but if you wanted to go this way, we would
> put you on the Growth plan (1.5m events/month) to start, and if that isn't
> sufficient we could re-assess once we see what the usage is like, another
> option would be our partner plan, where if you add our badge to your source
> control repo page, and on the site where Rollbar is being used we will add
> 50,000 events per month. Let me know if you have any other questions and
> I'll be happy to help!*
> I think that means we can allow anyone in the project to see those error
> reports.
> I asked about anonymised data collection too:
> *For people tracking, that's opt-in with Rollbar, so by default we don't
> track anything about the user and it has to be specified explicitly. *
> I did notice that by default they do collect IP addresses but I was able to
> make it specify a fake one ( for all requests (this is reflected in
> the PR).
> Are their any major objections to using this service?

I don't have major objections to using this service for the Blue Ocean plugin.
This becomes a more challenging problem if other plugins also want to ues it,
or if we want to centralize error reporting for multiple plugins.

The biggest challenges would be authentication and access control, my two
favorite frownies.

If this turns out to be useful for Blue Ocean and we want to use it elsewhere,
let's cross that figurative bridge when we get there.

- R. Tyler Croy

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